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What You Need to Know: Blue-White Game

Our game day preview returns for the 2017 season, starting with the Blue-White game. 

Set for a mid-afternoon start on Saturday, April 22, the team’s annual spring scrimmage offers the first glimpse at what to expect following the sensational 2016 season that featured a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl appearance.

Here’s our preview, Blue-White edition. 

Need-To-Know Details: 3 p.m. kickoff, Saturday, April 22.

Venue: Beaver Stadium. 

Author and Former PSU Linebacker to Return for Blue-White

As Blue-White weekend approaches, so too does the promise of another great season for the Nittany Lion football squad. Coming off a year that saw them win the Big Ten Championship while fighting tremendous odds and injury, beating then #2 Ohio State in a whiteout game for the ages, and appearing in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the team looks to finish what they started last year, and bring home some more hardware to Happy Valley.

Reconnect with Happy Valley during Blue-White Weekend

The unofficial (late) start to spring is only a few weeks away, and Blue-White Weekend offers plenty of family friendly-opportunities to reconnect with Happy Valley during April 21–23. 

Blue-White Game

The Blue-White game will kick off at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, with free admission. As previously announced by Penn State Athletics, 2016 season ticket and season parking holders can park for free by showing their 2017 Blue-White parking permit that was included in last year’s sheets. FYI that if you’ve misplaced that sheet, Athletics won’t replace it. 

First Step to Blue-White Fun: Gameday Parking Info

Blue-White weekend is just over a month away, with the game set for Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m. That means it’s time to start planning for one of the most important parts of the weekend: tailgating!

Whether you're arriving by car or RV, with or without season tickets, it's critical to have your parking planned out to avoid any setbacks on the big day.

Here's an easy guide to parking at Beaver Stadium for Blue-White weekend.

 

Standouts from Signing Day 2017

James Franklin and the Nittany Lions made off big on National Signing Day 2017 after keeping most of its highly-touted 2017 class together. Despite losing top commit Dylan Rivers to Virginia Tech nearly a week before Signing Day after committing to the Nittany Lions in 2015. This year's Signing Day came with significantly less fanfare than years past, but the final-minute fireworks were well worth the drama. 

Signing Day: Who to Watch Out For

James Franklin and his staff of recruiters have been plenty busy since the conclusion of the 2016 season; it's commonplace for coaches to work year round, because unlike the NFL, there's no offseason in the college ranks. 

All that work's paid off for Franklin and the Nittany Lions ahead of National Signing Day today. With his crop of recruits mostly cemented, Franklin's compiled a talented class—especially with the addition of a few late commits. Here's what stands out from Penn State's Class of 2017, and who could sign on with the Nittany Lions at the final hour: 

Penn State #1 in ESPN's Final Big Ten Power Rankings

The well-deserved praise just keeps on coming. Yesterday, ESPN released its final Big Ten league power rankings for the season, naming Penn State as No. 1, as voted on by ESPN's Big Ten crew.

Here's what ESPN had to say about the Nittany Lions' No. 1 title:

 

Thanks for the Good Times, Penn State

When it's all said and done, the outcome of the Rose Bowl does little to change a season that we'll remember forever. A season of fighting, of storybook wins, of historic numbers, and of proving to the world once again what "We Are" really means.

So thank you, Nittany Lions, for the memories. We'll be right there behind you on September 2 to make some more.

 

 

 

 

What you need to know: Rose Bowl

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

 

Need-To-Know Details: vs. USC, Monday, January 2, with a 5:10 p.m. (ET) kickoff, broadcast on ESPN.

Records: Penn State (11-2, 9-1 Big Ten), USC (9-3, 8-2 Pac 12).

Venue: Rose Bowl Stadium.

Weather Forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 61 degrees, with sun and areas of low clouds.

Rose Bowl Season Reaffirms Penn State Fan Support

In the moments that followed Penn State continuing an improbable season by claiming the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis earlier this month, Mike Gesicki spotted his head coach and had something to say.

“Hey,” Gesicki called out, prompting James Franklin to turn and see the New Jersey native.

“We earned that,” Gesicki said emphatically, embracing Franklin in a hug.

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